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Post time 2012-8-29 21:22:18 |Display all floors
Tried normally means to make an attempt at something.

example: "I tried to study, but I was distracted."

But, in legal speak, tried means to undergo a trial in court. As Ratfink said, it is the past tense of trial.

example: "John was tried and convicted of murder."

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This post was edited by 1584austin at 2012-8-30 04:57

'Tried' is a term the West use.

They will be 'tried' in a court of law


They were 'tried' and found guilty(or not).

It just relates to the 'trial' of person or persons in Court for offences, usually a Crown Court with a Jury  

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Thanks "Ratfink" for the detailed explaination of the meaning of "tried".

I like the way the homepage of China Daily is designed. A friend of mine once said he has developed an interest into finding out the interesting dynamics between the Western media (such as those in the UK) and Chinese media. Looks like that there's ample evidence that there's certain level of dynamics. After all, the world is more connected than it used to be. Ha, should I say China Daily wins the competiton of "Tighter Net - Who Really Runs The Web"

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